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12-04-2013, 02:26 PM
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Has anybody read Prime Minister Stephen Harper's book? May not like his politics but apparently he knows a thing or two about hockey.

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I just got a bunch of hockey books in the mail a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I don't remember the names if them but I would recommend Mario Lemieux biographies and autobiographies if you're interested in that. I also have a hockey trivia book with all kinds of information that I recommend as well.

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Looks like there is only one left at over a thousand dollars. sounds like a bargain!

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Looks like there is only one left at over a thousand dollars. sounds like a bargain!
I'll give you a steal. You can have mine for only 800.

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Funny, I just read this thread again today and I was looking through a box I hadn't done much with since I moved and found "The Hockey News Top 10" coffee table book.
I got it last X-mas and I guess it just got packed away during the holidays and forgotten about.
Printed in 2012.

Pretty interesting lists.

Doesn't have an overall top 10 in it but it does have 65 different top 10 lists ranging from top 10 hockey movies to top 10 irish named players heh.

Anyway, here's the top 10 Goalies, Dmen, left wingers, right wingers, centers and Russians lists

Goalies
Sawchuk
Roy
Brodeur
Plante
Hasek
Hall
Dryden
Durnan
Hainsworth
Broda

Dmen
Orr
Harvey
Shore
Bourque
Lidstrom
Potvin
Kelly
Robinson
Coffey
Chelios

Left Wingers
Bobby Hull
Lindsay
F Mahovlich
Moore
Bucyk
Jackson
Robitaille
Ovechkin
Denneny
Joliat

Right Wingers
Howe
Richard
Lafleur
Jagr
Bossy
Brett Hull
Conacher
Geoffrion
Kurri
Selanne

Centers
Gretzky
Lemieux
Beliveau
Messier
Morenz
Mikita
Esposito
Yzerman
Clarke
Sakic

Russians Who Never Played in the NHL
Firsov
Tretiak
Kharlamov
Bobrov
Maltsev
Vasiliev
Yakushev
Mikhailov
Starhinov
Ragulin

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01-07-2014, 12:11 AM
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History Of Hockey Books

I know there was a list of suggested reading material from a previous thread, but I can't find it anywhere. I'm looking for some books to read and purchase.

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01-07-2014, 12:17 AM
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This thread is linked prominently in the "all-purpose mega sticky" thread. Next time, if you are looking for a prominent thread, check there first.

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01-07-2014, 01:33 AM
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What is the best book about hockey in the 1800s? I'm currently reading "Win, Tie, or Wrangle: The Inside Story of the Old Ottawa Senators 1883-1935", and I'd like to know a bit more about the very early days of hockey.

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Are there any books online? Google Books or something like this.

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01-07-2014, 03:07 AM
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I always wished there was a good book about Yzerman, but no such book exists.

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01-07-2014, 05:28 AM
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ordered the game, my life in hockey (beliveau), orr: my story and the nhl, a book about trial and triumph (iirc) for christmas. due to delivery issues, it have yet to arrive

going to get another bunch soon-ish

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03-23-2014, 05:38 PM
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Books that I've recently added to my collection, a few of which I've had my eyes on for years:

Total Hockey (2nd Edition)
Players: The Ultimate A-Z Guide Of Everyone Who Has Ever Played in the NHL
The Illustrated History Of Hockey: The NHL Years (Collector's Edition - Stories From The Hockey News)
Hockey's Glory Days: The 1950's & 1960's
Gross Misconduct: The Life Of Spinner Spencer
Scotty Bowman: A Life In Hockey
Keenan: The High Times And Misadventures Of Hockey's Most Controversial Coach
My 26 Stanley Cups: Memories Of A Hockey Life by Dick Irvin
Team Canada 1972: Where Are They Now? (Brian McFarlane)
Yzerman: The Making Of A Champion
100 Years Of Dropping The Puck: A History Of The OHA
If The Cup Could Talk
Tiger: A Hockey Story
Bobby Orr: My Story
Firewagon Hockey: The Game In The 80's (signed by Mr. Walter Gretzky in person a few weeks back)
Hockey's Great Rivalries (70's book by Stan Fischler)
Walking With Legends (Ralph Mellanby)
Grapes: A Vintage View Of Hockey
100 Years Of The Stanley Cup (I think that's what it's called? - book by D'Arcy Jenish)
Heroes And History: Voices From The NHL's Past (Stan & Shirley Fischler)
Honoured Canadiens: Hockey Hall Of Fame (Habs centennial season)
Years Of Glory 1942-1967: The NHL's Official Book Of The Six-Team Era
The Official National Hockey League 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book
It Happened In Hockey (Brian McFarlane)
The Habs: An Oral History Of The Montreal Canadiens 1940-1980 (Dick Irvin)
The Making Of Champions: Life In Canada's Junior A Leagues
The Pictorial History Of Hockey (huge book published in 1988)
Hockey's Book Of Firsts
Hockey Dynasties: Blue Lines And Bloodlines
Canada's Quest For The Stanley Cup
What's The Score? A One Of A Kind Compendium Of Hockey Lore, Legend, History, Facts, Stats
Remembering The Rocket

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03-23-2014, 07:38 PM
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^^^ Some great books there. A lot of reading ahead huh?

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03-23-2014, 08:48 PM
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^^^ Some great books there. A lot of reading ahead huh?
Heh, I don't even know where to begin.

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03-23-2014, 09:18 PM
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Heh, I don't even know where to begin.
Probably at the beginning of the game with...

1) The Pictorial History of Hockey - 1988
2) 100 Years of the Stanley Cup
3) The Official NHL 75th Anniversary
4) Illustrated History of Hockey - The Hockey News
5) Whats the Score

and so on... Lots of photos in those above, then Id dive into Dick Irvins book & the Habs thereafter & so on & then just work your way through the decades. Fun journey.

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Looking to amass information about Soviet hockey before the fall of the Iron Curtain, with an emphasis on international play. What are my best bets?

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I got Bobby Orr's new book for XMas. It was okay...but not great. Having the next 6 weeks off....I may order Terry Ryan's book and book on Expos, Up, up and away this morning.

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03-24-2014, 11:01 AM
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I got Bobby Orr's new book for XMas. It was okay...but not great.
Agreed. It was a bit bland. Bobby's too nice a guy to be very interesting .

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03-24-2014, 11:41 AM
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Hopefully some of you guys can take the time to read my book, Hockey Hotbeds

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/379954

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Looking to amass information about Soviet hockey before the fall of the Iron Curtain, with an emphasis on international play. What are my best bets?
Gretzky to Lemieux, the Story of the 1987 Canada Cup by Ed Willes is worth a read.

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Oh c'mon, that book doesn't even exist; people just talk about it, but no one has ever seen it. Just an urban myth.

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I would be interested to know if you guys got some suggestions, im looking for hockey related books wether its from coach, players or outsiders.

Would like to know if theres not maybe some classics I have not read

Thanks!
Here we go, thread already exists listing innumerable fantastic books, so many its hard to know where to begin.....

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that book seem great but pretty hard to find ?

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that book seem great but pretty hard to find ?
I just looked at my bookshelf and it was there

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